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1910-A.A. (Gus) Rolling married Martha Steffens. First couple married in St. Michaels Catholic Church.

A.A. Rolling came to the valley in 1910 from Liberal, Kansas. He married Martha Steffens in 1910 in the St. Michaels Catholic Church in the Stanley Community. They lived at the Robb Corner in a two story white house (Jack Refior family now lives there). Nick was born there in 1913. The family moved to the Diederich homestead and lived in a log house surrounded by trees on the bank of a large pond. (This is now part of the Scidmore farm.) They lived here while Mr. Rolling built a house one mile and a half east on the NE1f4 Sec. 34 Twp 39 R.9. They moved there in 1917. (Th is is the present home of Joh n Kempf). Henrietta and Martha were born during this time and after they moved to their new home Agusta and Charles were born.

Along with farming and having several milk cows, Mr. Rolling ran a threshing machine or separator in the fall, until the grain harvest was over. This was much different from today's combines. Mrs. Rolling was born June 29, 1885 and died March 19, 1929.

Gus sold the home place to Freddie Schaak and built a house on S107 Road. In the late 40's Nick and family moved to this place from Mesita and Gus built a house on undeveloped land 3;4 mile west of the old home place on Lane 1 N. He sold out to the Neil Page family in 1960 and moved north of Alamosa on Hwy. 17 and lived there until his death September 25, 1965.

The children grew up in this community and attended school at Stanley. Nick graduated from the 8th grade in 1928 and attended ninth grade before going to The Abby in Canon City. He attended a half year, and decided farming was for him. He and Mary, a girl from Alamosa, were married and had 5 children.

Gus Rolling Place

Barn built in 1940's, sheds built later

After Mary's death, in 1973 he built a new house a mile north on S107. His daughter Martha and family lives near by. He has since married Alvina Nobel.

Henrietta graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Walsenburg and became a nurse. She married Earl Fox April 6, 1943 in the St. Michaels Church where her parents were married 33 years before. She wore her mother's wedding dress. They live in Denver and have six children.


Nick Rolling with 4-H Calf

First place and Grand Champion Winner

Martha married Tom Solomon after graduating from St. Mary's. They had five children and live in Walsenburg.

Agusta, like her sisters, attended the same schools. She married Frank Mocilac. She had seven children and passed away at her home in California.

Nick and Mary Rolling and Family Back Row Martha, Raymond

Front Row Mary Ann, Lorraine, Dorothy






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Wedding of Earl Fox to Henrietta Rolling

Attendants were Charles Rolling and Martha Rolling, St. Michaels Catholic Church

Charles went to Walsenburg to high school also. He married Arlene and had nine children.

They lived for awhile with his father, before going to Littleton where he worked several years with the" Clark Nursery.

Nick Rolling married Alvina Nobel